Urgent advice needed on my Pekin Bantam!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mattsom1981, May 18, 2016.

  1. mattsom1981

    mattsom1981 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,

    My beloved (and I mean beloved!!) Golden Partridge Pekin Bantam is almost completely bald on her underbelly and I am very worried its something sinister?? Is there any chance she is seriously sick, and do I need to take her to a vets? (I am in the UK)

    If anything were to happen to her I would be inconsolable so if its something serious I'd rather know!

    Thanks in advance [​IMG]

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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Could she be broody, or wanting to sit on eggs to hatch them?
     
  3. mattsom1981

    mattsom1981 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have noticed her spending more and more time in her nesting box this week I have to say!
     
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  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    To test her, you may set an egg in front of her, and she should pull it under her. If you pick her up and carry her out of the coop she she place her tail feathers in a V shape, and cluck at the other chickens. She may peck you when you pick her up, and she may have very large smelly greenish brown droppings once or twice a day when she gets up to eat. They usually run right back to the same nest after a short break.
     

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